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The sport Injury Rehabilitation Adherence Scale : a reliable scale for use in clinical physiotherapy

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posted on 2007-03-01, 00:00 authored by G Kolt, B Brewer, T Pizzari, A Schoo, N Garrett
Objective
To evaluate, through two studies, the factor structure, inter-rater agreement, and test–retest and inter-rater reliability of the Sport Injury Rehabilitation Adherence Scale (SIRAS).

Design
Repeated measures design in both Study 1 (video evaluation) and Study 2 (clinical evaluation).

Setting
University department (Study 1) and outpatient physiotherapy department (Study 2).

Participants

Sixty physiotherapists and physiotherapy students in Study 1 and 45 patients undergoing physiotherapy treatment for a musculoskeletal injury in Study 2.

Intervention
In Study 1, participants rated the adherence of a simulated videotaped patient demonstrating high, moderate and low adherence during rehabilitation. In Study 2, two physiotherapists rated the adherence of patients at two consecutive rehabilitation sessions.

Main outcome measure
The SIRAS.

Results
In Study 1, principal components analysis confirmed a single factor for the SIRAS, and inter-rater agreement values ranged from 0.87 to 0.93. In Study 2, inter-rater and test–retest reliability coefficients ranged from 0.76 [95% confidence interval (CI) 0.54 to 0.83] to 0.89 (95% CI 0.79 to 0.95), and from 0.63 (95% CI 0.36–0.82) to 0.76 (95% CI 0.55–0.88), respectively.

Conclusion
The SIRAS is a reliable measure with high inter-rater agreement when used to evaluate clinic-based adherence to physiotherapy rehabilitation for musculoskeletal injury.

History

Journal

Physiotherapy

Volume

93

Issue

1

Pagination

17 - 22

Publisher

Elsevier Ltd

Location

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ISSN

0031-9406

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2006, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

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